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Welcome to the Cotswold Folk website

It promotes folk music from the North Cotswold area of England, around the small town of Chipping Campden, extending to Alcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham and their surrounding villages.
Within this small and mainly rural area there are always lots of folk things happening.

As at April 2017, the venues hosting regular folk events on the stated days of each month (free admission unless otherwise stated) include:

   The Fleece (open session), each Thursday
   The Fleece (open Celtic session), 3rd Wednesday
Broad Campden:
   The Baker's Arms (floor spots / open session), 2nd Tuesday
   The Baker's Arms (open session), 4th Sunday
Chipping Campden: The Red Lion (open session), 3rd Thursday
   The Ale House (Stratford Folk Club - main act + floor spots), 1st & 3rd Wednesday
   Stratford Picture House Bar (main act + floor spots), 3rd Friday
Temple Grafton: The Blue Boar (open session), 3rd Sunday
Wilmcote: The Mary Arden Inn (open session), 2nd Sunday

We even have folk festivals round here:

   Stratford Folk Festival 2-4 June 2017, The Arts House (tickets)
   Knitted Character Folk Festival 10 June 2017, Blue Boar, Temple Grafton (tickets)
   Alcester Folk Festival 16-18 June 2017, Swan Hotel (tickets)
   Stratford Fab Fest 15-16 July 2017, The Old Tramway Inn (free)
   Warwick Folk Festival 27-30 July 2017 (various venues, tickets)

The Cotswold area is a hotbed of folk dancing (including morris, the traditional English form of team dancing), and boasts several well-known sides such as:

Belle d'Vain
The Chipping Campden Morris Men
The Traditional Ilmington Morris Men
The Pebworth Morris Men
Shakespeare Morris